Nutrition and dementia care

Supporting people living with dementia with eating and drinking through to the end of their life

Difficulties with eating and drinking are common among people with dementia. There may be changes in perceptions of food including altered taste and smell of food, which may make them undesirable to the individual. As someone with dementia approaches the end of their life, their symptoms become progressively worse and hard to manage for family carers and may become distressing.

One of the most common and distressing symptoms for carers is difficulty eating and drinking due to swallowing problems. Carers remain uncertain about how to best manage these challenges.

Below is a booklet for family carers providing information about eating and drinking throughout dementia, including top tips and strategies.

This booklet will also be helpful for professionals working with people living with dementia.

Access the booklet via the button below. The booklet can be downloaded, saved and printed.

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